A Celandine poppy leaf in fall
Another duplicate post from Places of the Spirit, my other blog site.
Inktober Day 19: A celandine poppy leaf
Celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum) is a relatively uncommon woodland wildflower in the Eastern U.S. Preferring rich, calcareous soil in its native habitat, it's readily adaptable to garden settings; in our largely native plant garden, it self-sows readily. The original plants were in the front of the house (and still are) so we've moved seedlings to various places in the lower woodland. The flowers are a welcome splash of yellow in spring and their robust leaves persist through fall, finally turning interesting shades of yellow as they senesce.
I chose a leaf that had an interesting pattern for my Inktober drawing this afternoon. Another challenging subject, but it's certainly interesting to see how things unfold.
|Celandine poppy leaf|
|drawing and subject|